1307 High Street
(Corner of High St. &
Alameda, CA 94501
WHAT'S NEW AT THE ALAMEDA SCHOOL OF MUSIC
We're excited about offering Ukulele classes, both for adults
and kids! Short, six-week classes will get you started on an
easy and fun instrument. You'll be playing songs the very
first lesson, and by end of the session, you'll know enough
chords to play just about any song!
We're excited about two new classes that will be combined
during the fifth session: Blues Harmonica & Blues Guitar!
You'll learn how to play the basic Blues scale, and will be
jamming on that scale by the second week! We'll combine
the two classes on the last week, and harmonica and guitar
students will learn how to play Blues together!
Not sure about studying guitar or piano? How about a six-
week "starter" series of lessons. You pay for five lessons,
and get the sixth one free! This is a perfect opportunity to
try an instrument, and save some money in the process!
We'll even give you a discount on a guitar rental!
Did you know we sell starter guitars and music accessories?
We have 3/4 size acoustic guitars for kids and teenagers,
and we sell strings, tuners, straps, picks, metronomes, and
We're really excited about our newest offerings, Piano Plus
for Kids, Kid's Ukulele, and Teen/Adult Vocal Workshop-
Piano Plus is the perfect next step after Rhythm Rascals,
utilizing many of those fun, group-oriented activities with
formal piano instruction. Many children learn better while in
a small group, where there is less emphasis on performing
and more on games, singing and movement activities.
We're offering a new class named Teen/Adult Vocal
Workshop. This is your chance to sing in a relaxed, small
group class, where you'll practice songs that you choose,
and learn how to project and feel comfortable in a small
Some of our new class offerings
TEEN/ADULT VOCAL WORKSHOP
Love to sing, but afraid to do it in front of others? How about getting your
feet wet in front of a small group of supportive fellow students and an
enthusiastic teacher! You’ll receive valuable aid in choosing the right keys,
proper tempos, stage presence and breath control. You choose a few
songs, and each week you’ll sing them while gaining important insights for
improving your performance. Any musical styles are welcome, and you’ll
receive weekly piano accompaniment. This class is the perfect next step
after home singing or private vocal lessons. An informal concert will be
presented at the end of eight weeks, with friends and family invited.
The instructor Melanie O’Reilly is a singer-songwriter and music educator
from Ireland, currently based in California. She holds an arts degree from
University College in Dublin, and is accredited by both the Guildhall School
of Music & Drama and Goldsmiths College in London. Melanie’s own songs
have been published on seven albums and eight compilations, and her
music has been featured on PBS television. She has won numerous
awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, and has performed at numerous
festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs. Melanie is also a renowned music
educator, and teaches singing at various art centers and music schools in
PIANO PLUS FOR KIDS
Your child can now experience the advantage of private lessons combined
with the fun and interaction that a group setting provides. Formal piano
instruction is creatively combined with singing, movement and tactile
activities such as “Move and Freeze”, “Musical Chairs” and “Name That
Song”. The musical staff is explained by kids jumping from note to note
using black ropes, and a musical version of baseball is used to count
rhythms. The class size is limited to five, so that maximum interaction and
individual attention can be assured. The idea is to emphasize important
musical fundamentals in a creative, hands-on manner, while at the same
time teaching piano fundamentals. Designed for children 5 to 7 years ol
SUB-LEASE SPACE AVAILABLE!
If you need extra or private space for your profession, or for practicing or
rehearsing, our music school has it for you. Space may be rented by the
hour, and weekly blocks of time may be arranged for as well. The price is
negotiable. Please call 769-0195 for more info.